70 years ago, Ernst started planting trees...In the center of this photo, we can see what happened...a green oasis in the surrounding scrub and natives...Myriad paths terraced on the hillside wander through the landscape.
"What difference does it make if I put a line or a brushstroke on canvas...or place a plant or cut a path here in the garden."
This path wanders through the upper level from gate to door...the area Ernst refers to as "the watering heights," the most tropical area of the garden.
A garden favorite, and one of the watering "indicators," Datura...also known as "Angel's Trumpet," exudes its fragrance in the evening and early morning hours.
Once gracing a film set, these gates have invited visitors to the garden for over 3 decades...
Fiona on her Perch...The garden is home to many creatures.
Gateway to the lower levels of the garden
This path wanders out to the vegetable garden enclosure.
This is the potting and nursery station...
Now where will his path take you?
Upper Patio by the back door
A favorite spot for morning meditation...
Patio outside the studio
An archway of dragon fruit cactus...
A collection of things...too good to discard...
The Back Lower Gate
The Caged Pots Sing
Below the back Gate
Another grouping of Datura
The Bricoleurs Pallette...a retaining wall still life...another collection of objects "too good to discard."
Another still life....incorporating the drill press used in building the house 70+ years ago....
Bridge to the Vegetable Encolsure
A Lower Patio under construction
A bust by the front gate
Holding the bank...